Our Board

We are dedicated to helping people with disabilities find opportunities to contribute to our communities through employment and volunteering.

Here at Selections Career Support Services, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 1979, we’ve been driven by the same ideals we initially founded our non-profit organization upon: support, empowerment, and inclusion.

Dale D. Peterson

Chair – Board of Directors

Dale has an extensive career in the social services sector, family counselling, community-based programs, and long-range urban planning and development. After over 40 years of experience in human services, Dale retired in 2016 to devote his time to numerous volunteer endeavours.

Dale has been involved in the disability services world for most of his life. He grew up in a home with his older brother, who had Cerebral Palsy, and where his mother was a strong advocate for persons with disabilities at a time when there were few if any, community-based options to support disabled persons.

Tiffany Schell

Vice Chair- Board of Directors

Tiffany has over 25 years of professional experience within private and public organizations, as well as municipal and provincial governments. As an inclusive leader her diverse background has found her supporting organizations in the areas of: finance, economics, regulatory compliance, public policy, government relations, real estate development, construction, marketing, sales, human resources, business and IT transformations, and change management.

Rob Dykes

Treasurer – Board of Directors

Rob has been a Chartered Professional Accountant since 2008, working for both small and large national firms and having experience as a controller for a company in the Oil and Gas industry.

His passion outside of accounting is working with individuals who have developmental disabilities. He has been very involved with Special Olympics, including coaching for over 25 years and being the Treasurer for his local affiliate.

In 2018 Rob joined the Selections Career Support Services Board, where he acted as Treasurer for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. He is thrilled to be part of this organization.

Maria Savidov

Secretary – Board of Directors

Maria Savidov is honoured and excited to join the Selections Board of Directors this year. She is passionate about social justice and has worked in the non-profit sector for over eight years.

She brings with her professional experience the perspectives of business analysis, data-informed decision making and reflective practice. She loves the community and making homemade ice cream and is looking forward to resuming potlucks!

Joelle Banasch Campbell

Director

Joelle joined the Selections Board in April 2022. But this was not her first encounter with them. She had previously been invited to be a guest speaker on many occasions for Job Club participants and had even worked at Selections in 2017. When looking for a Board to join, her knowledge of Selections’ excellent and inclusive work made it an easy choice.

Joelle has worked /volunteered in various roles in the Non-Profit Sector for over 30 years. Currently, she is a Recreation Assistant with Capital Care, working with seniors living in long-term care. Joelle is passionate about enhancing their quality of life through meaningful interactions and recreational programming. 

Valerie Bradford

Director

Valerie has spent almost 30 years working and volunteering with people who have a variety of disabilities. She has a passion for supporting individuals achieve their goals despite any limitations they may have, and has had the pleasure of watching her son learn and grow through many challenges due to Autism. It is because of her son’s involvement, that she has been introduced to the amazing work of the Selections team and is honoured to serve as a director on the board.

Tacey Murphy

Director

Tacey has worked in the Human Services field for over thirty years and has been a senior leader in quality management since 2013. As a leader in the industry, Tacey has been a peer reviewer for several accreditation bodies and this continues to be a passion she explores. As part of her roles over the years a significant part has been advocating for persons with disabilities so volunteering for the Selections Board was a natural fit.

Tacey has been a director with Selections since December 2023.

Devon McKenzie

Director

Devon McKenzie has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector serving individuals with developmental disabilities and physical and mental health trauma. Devon’s passion for advocacy, inclusiveness, and community where everyone belongs is the cornerstone of his principles. He tirelessly advocates for the rights of marginalized individuals, ensuring that their voices are heard, and their needs addressed. Devon believes deeply in the power of inclusivity, recognizing that diversity enriches communities and fosters understanding. He is committed to creating spaces where everyone feels valued and respected, regardless of background or circumstance. Devon’s leadership is characterized by a steadfast dedication to building bridges and fostering unity, inspiring others to join him in creating a more equitable and compassionate society.

Greig Smith

Director

Greig Smith has more than 20 years of international and Canadian leadership experience in the social service sector, including serving as the CEO and Registrar for the Government of Jamaica’s Office of the Children’s Registry from 2011 to 2018. Most recently, he was a program manager for Caribbean African Canadian Social Services in Toronto. He also worked as an adjunct instructor at York University. A trained educator and social worker, Greig is passionate about equity and helping and reducing barriers and challenges for the most vulnerable in our community. He excels at advocacy, policy and program development and evaluation, financial management and leading large teams. He holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Leadership and Administration.

He is currently employed as the Director Disability Services- YWCA Edmonton.

Angie Amaris

Executive Director

Angie is a graduate psychologist and passionate advocate for human rights. She immigrated to Canada from Colombia in April 2010 with her husband and little 9-month-old daughter. Since arriving in Canada, Angie has rapidly built a successful career in the non-profit sector.

Angie has been active in the non-profit sector for over 17 years. Her experience includes combatting sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, and homelessness. Most recently, her heart has led her to advocate for inclusion and equity in the Disability sector. Angie strongly believes in Selections’ philosophy of discovering every individual’s unique talent and ability.

Angie Amaris

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